Gin School Experience

Overview

Gin School Experience

Become a Distiller and create your own gin in this 3 hour experience! Following a short talk and a tour of the facilities, choose from over 100 botanicals and distil your perfect bottle of gin using a beautiful copper alembic mini-still.

The group is led by the head distiller who is on hand to help you select the ideal botanicals and quantities for your unique gin recipe.

Finally, decide the strength, bottle and cap it, and label your own full sized 70cl bottle of gin - you’ll need a name for it too!

Double Gin & Tonic on arrival, drinks throughout, a chance to sample our range of demi-johns and celebrate becoming a distiller with a surprise cocktail.

We can accommodate for up to 20 distillers at a time.

Before attending, please be sure to read our Essential Event information

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Duration: 3 hours (approx)
Group size: 2-20 people
Price: £105 / person

What's included?

  • Double Gin and Tonic on arrival
  • Talk on the history gin
  • Discover Aberdeen's rich distilling heritage
  • Tour of the restricted areas of the distillery
  • Introduction to the base botanicals that make up gin
  • Samples of our own genuinely small batch gins
  • Learn how to distil your own gin
  • Design your own gin assisted by the head distiller
  • Choose from over 100 botanicals in our botanical garden, including fresh citrus
  • Distil your own gin on a beautiful copper alembic mini-still
  • Choose the strength of your gin
  • Decorate and cap your gin
  • Take home a 70cl bottle of gin created to your own recipe
  • Drinks throughout (or non-alcoholic alternatives)
  • Celebrate becoming a distiller with a surprise cocktail
  • An exclusive voucher entitling you to make another bottle of your own gin at a reduced rate
  • Shopping at the distillery shop

Booking

 
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Minimum age

You must be 18 years or older to enter. Challenge 25 is in effect.

Exclusive booking

Those who are booking for themselves/others who are considered to be vulnerable are welcome to request an exclusive event in order to minimise social contact. Exclusive events can be arranged up to a week in advance. We run events on demand and at short notice.
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COVID-19 information

As things can change quickly with coronavirus we are offering a no-fuss, no-fee rebooking/refund until further notice. Book with confidence that you can attend your event, rebook your event or simply get a refund.

We have implemented the Scottish Government’s recommended measures in order to protect everyone from COVID-19.

City of Aberdeen Distillery’s own hand sanitiser is freely available for use as required, social distancing at 2m (or 1m depending on the current guidance) and surfaces are regularly cleaned.

What others are saying

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This was an incredible experience, Alan & Dan were just wonderful. If you really want a unique experience then this is definitely something for you. Worth every penny.

-- Cathy H - Darwin, Australia
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This is an excellent activity for big groups and for small ones to indulge in... A brilliant night out for sure!

-- Julia B, Aberdeen
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I would highly recommend anyone to attend this as you will definitely have a good time and get to leave with a bottle of gin made by you!

-- Darryl M, Aberdeen
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We did a gin tour and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Alan and Dan were friendly and so very knowledgeable about gin and the history of distilling in Aberdeen. The gin they make is delicious and we tried all the lovely flavours. What they have done with the space in the Arches is great and we are looking forward to going back to do the gin school.

-- Jen and Tim, Aberdeen
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This was possibly the best birthday gift experience I've had. It was a joint gift for my daughter and I who have birthdays several days apart and we had a memorable, informative and entertaining evening. The venue has wow factor, the hosts are helpful, knowledgeable, informative and professional and we came away with our chosen gins. The range of botanicals available was mind boggling and I was glad the hosts expertise when we were selecting our mix. So much fun...

-- Pauline, Aberdeen
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Fantastic evening at the Gin school. It was brilliant : informative and entertaining in equal measures. Dan and Alan went above and beyond to make sure our experience was special and were great hosts. We were looked after start to finish and would highly recommend.

-- Emily T, Aberdeen
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We did the tasting masterclass. It was great, learned a lot and had way more drinks than we expected. Alan and Dan were really great and I would highl recommend it for anyone that wants to discover gin or maybe doesn't like it much and is open to diacovering it! Thank you!!!

-- Thibault, France
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We went for the discovery tour, upon arrival you get a double (their own ‘Fresh’) gin & tonic which didn’t last very long. Interesting history of gin making in Aberdeen. Very friendly hosts and good fun. We’ll be back for the gin school 👍

-- Kenny M, Aberdeen
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Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, delicious gin. Whats not to love?

-- Cecilia F, Aberdeen
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Si vous êtes de passage à Aberdeen, n'hésitez pas à vous rendre dans cette distillerie de gin. Le lieu est très agréable, tout est bien pensé. Dan et Alan animent la visite de manière très chaleureuse et avec humour. L'histoire de la création de cette distillerie et de leur rencontre est très intéressante. Les informations sont précises et utiles. Les étapes de création du gin sont bien expliquées et la partie dégustation est très conviviale. Une excellente expérience que je recommande et que je referai moi même avec grand plaisir !

-- Marie, France
(feedback from a Discovery Tours, Gin Tasting Masterclasses and Gin School Experiences)

 

 

 

 

Useful information

All tours start with a double G&T, include tastings from the current range of demi-johns and are led by the head distiller.